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Inca Land: Explorations in the Highlands of Peru

Inca Land: Explorations in the Highlands of Peru

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2003
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0792261941
ISBN13
9780792261940
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A firsthand account of the discovery of the lost city of Machu Picchu details Bingham's expedition through the treacherous Peruvian highlands in pursuit of the great Inca landmark and the once powerful civilization that build it.

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Hiram Bingham, formally Hiram Bingham III, was an academic, explorer, treasure hunter and politician from the United States. He made public the existence of the Quechua citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911 with the guidance of local indigenous farmers. Later, Bingham served as a member of the United States Senate.

Bingham was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Hiram Bingham II (1831–1908),
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